What's it like to have the biggest game of your career in a win over Georgia? Former Georgia Tech football student-athletes share their stories
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March 17, 2017
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No. 14 Georgia Tech got a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns from Patrick Skov as the Yellow Jackets rallied on the road at No. 8 Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish held on for a 30-23 victory Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
ACC Championship on December 6, 2014.
Elon @ Georgia Tech - 8/31/2013
2016 (Senior): Georgia Tech's starting place kicker ... finished his career as Georgia Tech's all-time leading scorer with 337 career points and 208 career PATs ... ranks third in school history in career field-goal percentage (.717) and fifth in career field goals (43) ... one of three team captains in 2016 ... honorable-mention all-ACC (media) ... led Georgia Tech and ranked 10th in the ACC (all positions) in scoring with 91 points (7.0 ppg) ... made 15-of-17 field goals, good for an .882 percentage that led the ACC and ranked 13th nationally ... was 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts from 40-plus yards out ... was 46-for-46 on PAT attempts ... scored 10 points (2-for-2 FG, 3-for-3 PAT) at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) ... tallied eight points in back-to-back games versus Duke (1-for-1 FG, 5-for-5 PAT on Oct. 29) and at North Carolina (2-for-2 FG, 2-for-2 PAT on Nov. 5) ... set a career high with 12 points and matched a career high with three field goals in Georgia Tech's 30-20 win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) ... set a Georgia Tech postseason record by making 4-of-4 field goals (23, season-ling 52, 44 and 26 yards) in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31) ... accounted for 15 of the Yellow Jackets' 33 points in the 33-18 win over UK ... was also a huge weapon on kickoffs, with 54-of-73 traditional kickoffs (pooch and post-safety kicks not included) going for touchbacks ... only five of his kickoffs were returned past the 25 yard line and none were returned past the 38 yard line ... opponents' average starting field position was their own 24.5 yard line following Georgia Tech kickoffs.
2015 (Junior): Played in all 11 games ... Connected on career-best 9-of-9 PATs in season-opening win vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Tied career best with perfect 9-of-9 showing on PATs vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Connected on two field goals from 52 and 48 at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Hit 37-yard field goal and was 4-of-4 on PATs vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Made 39-yard field goal and was 3-of-3 on PATs at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Was 4-of-4 on PATs vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Connected on 3-of-3 FGs, including game-tying 35-yarder vs. Florida State (Oct. 24).
2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 14 games ... Georgia Tech's leading scorer on season with 98 points ... His 98 points are second-most single-season points by kicker in Tech history ... Converted 65-of-66 PATs, which are most single-season PATs made in school history ... Converted all seven point-after attemps in Tech's 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Averaged 61.1 yards on eight kickoffs with four touchbacks ... Went 5-for-5 in PATs and averaged 64.8 yards with five kickoffs that included two touchbacks vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Made career-long 53 yard field goal as time expired to send game into overtime at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Was third-longest made field goal in Georgia Tech history ... Made three field goals (25, 32, 41) and averaged 64.9 yards on seven kickoffs vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Tied career high 8-for-8 PATs and had nine kickoffs that went for average of 62.4 yards and three touchbacks at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Went 5-for-5 on PATs and averaged 60.8 yards on six kickoffs with two touchbacks vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Tied career high with eight PATs made and averaged 64.1 yards on nine kickoffs, which included six touchbacks, at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Went 4-for-4 on PATs, kicked 27-yard field goal and averaged 65 yards on seven kickoffs, which included four touchbacks, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Converted two field goals while averaging 65 yards per kickoff on four kicks that were all touchbacks vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Averaged 64.6 yards per kickoff with two touchbacks on five kickoffs and made 4-for-4 PATs vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Kicked game-winning 24-yard field goal as time expired at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Also made 3-for-3 PATs, 43-yard field goal and averaged 65 yards on five kickoffs, which included four touchbacks, at Virginia Tech ... Made 6-for-6 PATs and averaged 61.4 yards on seven kickoffs, including four for touchbacks vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13, 2014) ... Was 1-for-2 at Tulane (Sept. 6), making then-season-long 46 yard field goal, made 5-of-5 PATS and kicked five of six kickoffs for touchbacks, averaging 65 yards per kickoff ... Against Wofford (Aug. 30), was 1-for-2 making 30-yard field goal, 5-of-5 PATs and kicked five of six kickoffs for touchbacks.
2013 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games ... Georgia Tech's leading scorer ... 83 points were seventh-most single-season points by kicking in Tech history ... Converted 53 of 54 PATs, tying for second-most single-season PATs in school history ... Only miss was result of bad snap at Miami ... Made 10 of 14 field goal attempts (.714) ... Booted five field goals longer than 40 yards ... Made nine of final 11 field goal attempts ... 30 of 73 kickoffs were touchbacks ... Recorded four solo tackles ... Got college career off to good start by making 8-of-8 PATs and kicking seven of nine kickoffs for touchbacks vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Booted 49-yard field goals at Duke (Sept. 14) and vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) ... Made all eight PATs vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19) ... Made 4-of-4 PATs and converted two field goals vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) ... 2013-14 ACC Honor Roll.
High School: Westminster, 2013 ... Lettered three years in football and basketball, and four years of soccer ... Named all-state kicker in 2011 and 2012 ... Named prokicker.com Athlete of the Year ... First-team all-America pick ... Holds Westminster's school record for longest field goal (53 yards) and also holds school mark for most field goals in a season, going 16-for-17 during junior year ... Won a pair of state championships on soccer field in 2011 and 2012.
Personal: Full name is Harrison K. Butker ... Born July 14, 1995 in Decatur, Ga. ... Son of Harrison and Elizabeth Butker ... Has one sister, Charlotte ... Did not begin playing football competitively until sophomore year of high school ... Plays tuba ... Chose Tech because he loved coaching staff and he grew up a Yellow Jacket fan ... Set to graduate in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering.
Field Goals Made: 4 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Long Field Goal: 53 yards at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
PATs Made: 9, twice – last vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015
Points Scored: 15 points vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Kickoff Touchbacks: 8 vs. Alcorn State, Sept. 3, 2015